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A Drake Endorsement And A New App Could Spell Battle Rap’s Return To The Mainstream

'Genesis,' the first event from a partnership between Drake, the Caffeine app and URL, shows a bright future for battle rap consumption.

Battle Rapper Tech 9 Remembered By Hip-Hop Community For Comedy, Commentary

Editor’s note: In the days after this story was published, reports surfaced that Tech 9 was facing charges of child pornography before his death. — While many rappers…

Drake’s OVO Imprint To Support Toronto’s Rap Battle Event ‘Blackout 5’

Drake is dipping his feet into the battle rap pool beginning next year. The “6 God” rapper plans to become involved with Toronto’s “Blackout 5,” created by King of the…

Watch: Battle Rapper Daylyt Speaks On ‘Summer Madness 3’

The increasingly popular rap battle tournament Summer Madness 3 may have lost a competitor due to poor promotion. One of the event’s wildest participants, Daylyt

Meet Battle Rap’s Wildest Lyricist: Daylyt

Some say that as much precaution you take to meet the destiny you desire, you still reach the destiny that was set for you. For the Watts, California rapper, Daylyt, it…

Canibus Denies Bizarre “Secret Agent” Apology

After taking a huge loss in the KOTD MC Battle to tough rhymer Dizaster, Canibus’ steel strong image as the battle beast has been wiped away as the veteran MC pulled out…